Trump International Hotel Waikiki
What We Love
- The location, steps from Waikiki’s famous surf beaches
- Three ocean-view restaurants, including one helmed by a famous Manhattan transplant
- This hotel’s rooms resemble luxury apartments, complete with deep soaking tubs, and fully equipped kitchens
- The signature Trump attaché service
What To Know
- Valet indoor parking is available for $33 per day
- WiFi is free
- The hotel is popular with weddings and conference groups
- There’s a focus on families, with kids' amenities and nanny services upon request for an additional fee
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on the Waikiki Beach Walk, an eight-acre entertainment district encompassing fine dining, exclusive boutiques, and upbeat entertainment, this 400+ room glass and steel tower is within a barefoot stroll of those famous beaches. You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied on property as well, from the infinity pool with lanai deck to poolside service that features bento box lunches courtesy of Executive Chef Shoji Namatame. The light and airy guest accommodations range from studios to three-bedroom suites with laundries and state-of-the-art kitchens, many with inspiring Pacific Ocean views. At the spa, indulge in personalized pampering, such as the Gemstone Spa Treatment, which uses oils infused with diamonds, emeralds, rubies or sapphires.
In the Area
Surrounded by world-class designer boutiques including Luxury Row, DFS T-Galleria, and Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, the hotel is steps away from shops like Gucci, Chanel and Dior as well as high-end restaurants like Roy’s Waikiki. Warm water, a sandy ocean floor and gentle waves make Waikiki the ideal place for visitors to learn to surf. Learn from the pros at Hans Hedemann Surf School. Take in panoramic views with a hike at famous Diamond Head, a saucer-shaped crater formed around 300,000 years ago that offers hiking trails and incredible coastal views. Head to KCC Farmers Market on Saturdays to graze on freshly prepared local foods like fried green tomatoes and mochi-covered strawberries. Or head across town for the innovative brunch menu at star-chef Lee Anne Wong’s Koko Head Café. Think breakfast congee with Portuguese sausage, soft-poached egg, cheddar and cinnamon-bacon croutons or a peanut butter, banana tempura sandwich with bacon, local honey and toasted coconut.
How to Get There
I last stayed at this hotel 5 years ago and had an amazing experience so was really looking forward to this trip. Welcome area was very busy when we arrived and I was surprised to have to queue to check-in. We were on the 36 floor, so good views but unfortunately South East side so very noisy despite high floor. The sound from the street and venues below seemed to be reflected against the walls of adjacent buildings straight into our bedroom. Being this side also meant no view of the fireworks. The apartment was well furnished and generally well equipped, but only a filter coffee machine (no Nespresso or plunger) and no Netflix in 2019? Really? The water is Honolulu tasted pretty flat and metallic, but even trying the filter coffee with bottled water was not able to address this issue. Charging US$22 including tax for a film on top of a room rate of over US$1000 is really gouging. Some additional penny pinching with no small sun tan lotion in beach bags. Pool remains too small for such a large hotel and tended to put us off using it. Room service food quality average.Gym moderate size but nothing had been changed or updated since we were last there and again was really in need of an update. Overall I though extremely expensive for what was currently on offer and would not stay again.
This was my first real experience at such a highly luxurious and “up to date” hotel. I really enjoyed my stay and was so fascinated at the establishment, staff care and on top it all this was the location. The best in Waikiki! Along these positive sides of the hotel, the view from our 20th+ floor was SUPERB!
My fiance, our son and I came to stay at the Trump Hotel for our stay in Hawaii. It was our first time in Hawaii and we loved everything about it! The hotel we have to say gave us an amazing experience. Everyone was so kind, generous and caring. All the staff are extremely welcoming and they never left us dissapointed in anything. They are very helpfu, friendly and very accomodating! The hotel is right beside the beach which is literally a 3 min walk, also very close to restaurants and shops, so convenient! Our room was always nicely cleaned and organize we never had any issues with that. Room service was beautiful every time we wanted to eat in. The wow experience we had here was when our son had a mini accident on his ear, the staff left us a tropical plate of fruit, a stuffed animal and a nice card for our son in our room. They even called us the next day if we needed any assistant with our son. This hotel is very thoughtful and caring! If you are visiting in Honolulu, we recommend this hotel for family stay, as it is very friendly!
I was deeply moved by the hospitality of the staff of the hotel. I was looking for a hotel that I could relieve because I was worried about traveling with my first child, but I was very satisfied. Probably I will decide to stay only at this hotel from now on.
The food (Trump steak and Hearts of palm shrimp salad) was superb as well as ambience and service. Our waitress Brianna went above and beyond. Despite the bad weather we spent amazing lunch outside and had a great time. As a bonus my son got a birthday desert. I was impressed by this place.